Descriptions of weather in Gran Canaria per month, so you know what is the best time to travel.
The weather is obviously something that is experienced differently by everyone. There is a difference in how residents experience the weather in comparison to the experience of tourists from the north. Overall, and especially in the south part of Gran Canaria, for tourists the weather is often very nice. But there is a little difference in seasons and months. The information below is based on the average weather per month. But there are always exceptions where one can experience extremes, with lots of rain and wind, or a calima making it extremely hot. For the temperatures and rain per month please take a look at our weather forecast page.
Weather Gran Canaria in January
January along with December are the worst months for a holiday in Gran Canaria. Although the temperatures are good, the wind often makes it feel fresh. The chance of precipitation in those months is highest but there will certainly also be beautiful sunny days. Gran Canaria for that reason still popular for the Christmas holidays or spend the winter.
Weather Gran Canaria in February
February is the most popular month for a holiday in Gran Canaria during the winter. The weather in UK and Northern Europe has been cold and gray for some time by then and a lot of people hare away, looking for warmer and happier place. Gran Canaria winter evenings are light longer and the weather is usually really nice.
Weather Gran Canaria in March
In March the weather also is good in Gran Canaria. Actually, even better temperatures than in February. This month most tourists return home, so this is one of the best months for people who can go on vacation outside of the school holidays period.
Weather Gran Canaria in April
April is often a really nice month, but not necessarily free from rain or Calimas. April is also a popular month for a holiday in Gran Canaria, but keep in mind that after returning it might be still cold or even snowing at home..
Weather Gran Canaria in May
May is the month in which you will often really feel the summer arriving. Temperatures are warm and the seawater is already warmer. Gran Canaria is also a popular destination during the May holidays.
Weather Gran Canaria in June
June is often a month with less tourism but beautiful weather. Temperatures are around 25 degrees all day, but the nights can be still a little fresh. The chance of rain is zero and also the sea temperature is already pretty good. Overall a good month for a holiday in Gran Canaria.
Weather Gran Canaria July and August
Although the islands are known for their often cool breeze, you will experience that the most in July. July and August are basically hot months, but the wind makes these temperatures pleasant. The nights keep on being warm now and making it sometimes difficult to get to sleep. Yet the weather in Gran Canaria in these months is a lot more comfortable than in the mainland of Spain.
A calima in July or August could cause it to be as many as 40 to 50 degrees. If you would experience a calima in this period of the year you better keep doors and windows closed.
Weather Gran Canaria in September
September is a very pleasant month in Gran Canaria. Sometimes still really warm but often just beautiful weather, high seawater temperatures, little chance of rain and relatively few tourists. A real fine month for those who can afford to go away outside the school holidays.
Weather Gran Canaria in October
October is a true Indian summer month, pleasant, yet again earlier dark and therefore less hours of sunlight per day. For tourists from the north definitely recommended! October is the month a lot of Scandinavian tourists come to the Island to stay winter.
Weather Gran Canaria in November
In November it is becoming fresher again but it remains a good month for a holiday in Gran Canaria, especially since the weather on the islands will be many times better than home. You will still see the sun regulary and sunbathing at a nice spot (outside of the wind) will still get you a very nice tan.
Weather Gran Canaria December
December and January, the worst months for a holiday in Gran Canaria. Although the temperatures are good, the wind often makes it feel fresh. The chance of precipitation in those months is highest but there will certainly be also beautiful sunny days. Gran Canaria for that reason is still popular for the Christmas holidays or to spend the winter...